Senate Minority Leader Eyinnaya Abaribe has confirmed his candidacy for governor in 2023.
The Abia South senator said that he will run for governor of the state in 2023.
At an event in Obingwa and Aba North Local Government Areas, he revealed this while addressing questions from journalists.
Abaribe revealed that he had notified the state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, of his desire to succeed him in 2023.
He said: “We respect constituted authority. I believe my future political ambition should be made known to my Governor who is the number one citizen in my state.
”So, what I’m telling Ndi Abia is that they should expect Mmagha Ndigbo as their next Governor in 2023″.
Abaribe who was earlier conferred with the chieftaincy title of ” Maduforo Nde Ngwa.”
He said the honour would spur him into more patriotic actions for not just his constituency but the state, Ndi Igbo and Nigeria at large.
”I have gone to DSS custody because of Nigeria. I have fought many wars. And my people have looked at my antecedents and decided to honour me. They should expect more of those qualities in me”, he said.